Going to the gym is a pretty simple feat. You pay membership, enter and throw some weights about or do some cardio. However, a lot of people do simply that and they forget that they are there to get fitter. They make mistakes from pet peeves to technical errors.Here are top 10 things men doing wrong in the gym.
You’re at the gym, busting butt in the squat rack-really moving some weight. For some reason, some dude decides that they will come over and strike up a conversation.
2. House cleaning
Your mom doesn’t work at the gym. And if she does, she still doesn’t want to clean up after you. When you’re done, put the weights away. And for the love of Pete, wipe the sweat off of the bench. You might as well be leaving pee on the toilet seat.
3. No warm up/cool down
This isn’t an etiquette thing. This is just flat out good advice. Before you start cranking out sets on the bench press, hop your butt up on a bike for 5 minutes to get the juices flowing.
When you’re done doing curls for the girls, but before you head off to the locker room, do another five minutes on the bike or treadmill to cool down. This will help bring your heart rate back inline, and work the lactic acid out of your muscles.
4. Poor form
This is by far the most common error performed in the gym .The desire to keep pushing or pulling heavier weights leads to people attempting a weight that they can’t lift. Thus to compensate for the extra weight, they cheat. They swing, lean, bend, you name it. Whilst doing this they use other muscle groups to assist them in the exercise and actually end up working their primary muscle group less than if they were to reduce the weight and maintain strict form.
5. Incorrect weight
In some ways this is related to the last one. If you haven’t seen this in person, go to YouTube and do a search for “gym bloopers”. You are bound to find some genius on there trying to lift way more weight than they should ever dream of.
6. Over doing it
You do not have to run on a treadmill like a hamster for 90 minutes. You do not need to work on your biceps for an hour. Be efficient with your workouts. Do what you have to do, and get out. A proper weight training session shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes. Using High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), you can do your cardio in 20-25 minutes. That’s it.
7. Lack of Variety
You find a weekly workout plan that you like and you stick with it for months. It’s easier to continue with something you know how to do without all the hassle of creating a workout plan every month or so right?
8. Starting a hardcore gym early
Most of the young boys and girls want muscles and shape as soon as possible but it’s not true. Excited fitness is a fitness trainer, which promotes group activities of all ages. They suggest spending some time with mild exercise, in the gym for habitual fitness training. Give 2 to 3 months to recover your body. After that, you can start a hardcore training step by step.
9. Not eating well
Most boot camps are putting the focus on what you are eating before and after the workouts. It’s always important to maintain health by balanced diet to build your muscles properly. Keep in mind if you eat right the body response you right.
10. Failing to rest your body
The important thing after workouts is to give a rest to your body. Scheduling the training for 6 days in a week is profitable. Dedicating one day to rest your body is most important.